Historic Firsts: Deb Haaland & Sharice Davids Will Be First Native American Women To Serve In the US Congress

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Finally two historic firsts: Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids will be the first Native American/American Indian women to serve in the US Congress: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Native_Americans_in_the_United_States_Congress
Asian Americans, including Asian-Indian women, reached the US Congress before Native American Indian women: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Asian_Americans_and_Pacific_Islands_Americans_in_the_United_States_Congress

From VOA News:
Record Number of Native American Women to Run in 2018 Midterm Polls
February 28, 2018 3:00 PM, by Cecily Hilleary

WASHINGTON — 
Native Americans are underrepresented in Washington’s corridors of power. Three known Native Americans have served in the Senate and fewer than 20 in the House of Representatives. But three Native American women are running in 2018 midterm elections, widely viewed as a pivotal vote that could not only tip the balance of power but strengthen Native American voices in lawmaking.

Debra Haaland

Debra Haaland, 57, a Democrat and member of the San Felipe Pueblo, hopes to represent New Mexico’s 1st Congressional District in Congress.

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